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CLAW – Universal motorcycle tailbag

4.78 out of 5


The Claw 2017 is the improved version of the universal luggage system that is compatible with almost all motorcycles (comes with an external rain cover). The POD 12 and the 100% WP liner bags needs to be purchased separately.

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CLAW – Universal motorcycle tailbag


Some of the key features of the Claw motorcycle tailbag is as follows:

  • Main compartment with wide top U-opening for easy packing and access
    • Improved – Larger zipper (No 8) for easier usage & better performance
  • 2 side pockets to carry fuel, tools, bottles, or other quick-access items
    • Improved – An increased size that can take in a 5-liter jerry can
  • 1 outside top zipper pocket to keep documents, maps, etc.
  • 1 inside mesh zipper pocket to keep memory cards or other small items
  • 2 zipper pockets on the side flaps
    • New – Specific space for stowing raincover & shoulder belt
  • 2 MOLLE straps to mount additional luggage/tents/sleeping bags
    • New – Lets you add additional luggage modularly
  • 2 compression straps on top of the bag to hold your gear snugly in place
    • Improved – Lets you cinch down additional luggage even without bungees
  • Long pullers on all zip for easy operation even with gloves
  • Removable shoulder strap for easy movement off the bike
  • 3M reflective tape on rear and sides for added visibility in low light conditions
    • Improved – Increased coverage on the rear and sides for better visibility
  • Raincover made from fabric rated for 5000mm pressure
    • Improved – Comes with reflective elements
  • Bottom lugs to protect the bag when placed on the ground
  • Can fit a 2/3 person camping tent and a sleeping bag
  • Soft plush interior lining

Designed for:

  • All motorcycles


  • 3 Point anchoring system makes it a breeze to load and unload
    • Improved – Redesigned mount positions for better stress distribution
    • Improved – Larger, stronger press buttons on straps for storing extra length
  • One strap goes under the tail lamp (to prevent the bag from sliding forward)
    • Improved – Higher dual side adjustment to reduce forward lean
  • Two straps loop through the rear footpeg stays (to secure the bag in place)
  • Simple Double-D ring mounting
  • No need for any additional stays/racks


  • Tough high-denier fabric exterior for extreme durability
  • Triple stitch on all joints for improved strength
  • Bar-tacked at all stress points for added reinforcement
  • Raincover constructed from single fabric piece with stowaway pockets
  • Foam padding on all sides
  • Tough, long-lasting plastic reinforcement on corners
  • Tough, tear-resistant polyester webbing used all through
  • Heavy-duty YKKTM zippers and sliders


  • Capacity ~62 liters
  • Weight 1.9 kg
  • Dimensions Long edge: 69 cm, Wide edge: 35 cm, Height: 41 cm
  • 1680D x 1680D outer fabric with PU coating
  • 150D x 150D inner lining
  • 68D x 68D raincover fabric rated for 5000mm pressure
  • YKKTM sliders and YKKTM zipper chain, with ViaTerra, branded metal pullers
  • 3MTM ScotchliteTM 8906 silver fabric trim reflective tape (RA=500 cd/lux/m2)
  • Fittings from an ISO 9001 certified vendor

Included in the package:

  • Claw Motorcycle Tailbag – 1 no
  • External raincover – 1 no
  • Shoulder belt – 1 no


  • 1-year warranty against material or workmanship defects & lifetime repair support. Please read our warranty policy for more details.

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9 reviews for CLAW – Universal motorcycle tailbag

  1. 5 out of 5


    Very brilliant product. Superb built quality. Very rough and tough. I had doubts about it fitting on my fz25 pillion seat but it did fit very well. Have to tighten once in a while but no big deal. Overall very good product. Side pockets are big enough to fit 5 ltr Jerry can. Lot of space in main compartment to carry all your stuff. Saves a lot time during tours regarding loading and unloading from motorcycle and trust me it’s a big relief. A big thumbs up for Claw?

  2. 5 out of 5

    Dr Surojit

    Thanks to all of you at Viaterra for this awesome product. The Claw is just awesome for a 7day ride. This fixes well to your bike and the quality of the bag is just awesome.
    If you are looking for a good quality saddle bag look nowhere but here only.
    The only problem is the availability.
    Thanks again

    • Alex Joseph

      Thank you so much for your kind words. The reason for unavailability in the last few months was because we have shifted our office and the manufacturing unit to a new city which has slowed our production for all the right reasons. We are doing our best to get back to business as usual in few months.

  3. 3 out of 5


    I purchased directly from vaterra (big mistake). The unit they supplied, the finish is simply unacceptable. After filling the bag it is crumpled and due to faulty switching, tension is very high in certain points, i believe the bag is going to tear from those points. Replacement is big issue, i have to satisfy them about the making issue of the unit. Place is ample. Zippers are good. 5ltr jerrican not yet tried. Fixing the bag is simple, one may consider using two bungees also to make the bag absolutely fix, rain cover looks good. If you need to purchase vaterra purchase from their shops/dealers or from amazon.

    • Alex Joseph

      Hello Gaurab,
      We are really sorry to hear this. We had replied to your email asking what the issue was but didn’t get any reply yet. We genuinely want to help resolve the issue if there is any, but unless you tell us what the issue is we will not be able to do much. It does not help us in any way to have a unsatisfied customer. So we request you to reply to our email explaining what the issue is.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Rohit Kulkarni

    Last month after a through research, I decided to go with “The Claw” for my motorcycle rides. I used saddle bags earlier and I wasn’t happy with it at all. The Claw is the perfect tail bag for your rides, is what I can say from my personal experience. I really had an amazing experience with it, easy to mount and un-mount, the material used is of superior quality, has a sturdy fix on the motorcycle, hassle free fixtures. On the whole a product worth buying.
    Thank You Viaterra for the product and a quick delivery as well.

  5. 5 out of 5


    Only one word – amazing.

    I have been using the viaterra claw since last five years. The claw has been the trusted companion for all my long rides.

    The bag is very well made and sturdy. It is going strong even after five years.

    The claw is big, i mean really big. You can dump in whatever amount of luggage in it and it will accommodate all. On one of my five days ride, i put in a two people tent, sleeping bag, pair of sports shoes, pair of floaters, winter clothes, tool kit and of course regular clothes. And it took it all in. No complaints.

  6. 5 out of 5


    Endless capacity , very easy and strong fastening makes it steady on the passengers seat. ……enjoying it every trip.

  7. 5 out of 5


    Worth every penny of your purchase !! Just wow 🙂

    Product quality:

    I recently went out for a tailbag shopping and did a impulsive buy of this viaterra tail bag claw. Trust me the reason for impulsive buy was the first look and feel of the product. The quality is so tough and rigid that it feels like a rough and tuff no compromise product. The stitchings are so neat and professionally done. Quality of the zips are very good and easily accessible even wearing your riding gloves. All the straps and buckles are up to the mark . I do not see compromise In quality anywhere or any corner of the bag.


    The mounting is made so simple . You can stop worrying about the multiple ropes which we used to tie on our bikes. 3 basic mounts ( tail lamp , left side back foot rest and right side back foot rest ) does the job very well. I have ridden for 2000km and the bag did not even tilt or change its position a inch . Ensure you do proper weight distribution while loading the bag.

    Capacity :
    62litres is like just amazing. It doesn’t look big when you see it , but the depth at both ends are huge. You can easily carry luggage for a 10 day trip along with a sleeping bag mounted on the top using the buckles.
    Arranging the luggage inside has to be properly done. Trust me the capacity is huge !!!

    Overall :

    If you are looking for a tailbag in the range of 3 to 4k , do not have a second thought.
    Go for Viaterra claw 2017 tail bag.

    I would love to see upgraded versions of these !!!

  8. 5 out of 5


    Firstly, my sincere apologies for being so late in reviewing this amazing luggage system. It has been years now that I have been using the Claw (1st gen).

    When I first saw the bag, my impression was that it was a little too small for my luggage. But once I unpacked it and started packing things inside, the space seemed to be virtually infinite. My first trip with the Claw was of 14 days and it was a breeze packing my stuff in it and still had space left for more. Since then, it was the only luggage companion that I have been relying upon and it has been more than enough for all that I needed to carry with me on my trips. The Claw has not only been my luggage companion, it has also served as a backrest, a makeshift armchair, a little too bulgy pillow and even a makeshift dinner table on my tours!


    The materials used for manufacturing the bag is absolutely top of the line. Zippers are super smooth in function even after several years of use. Each and every belt, buckle, mounting strap and other fitment is at the right place and is of superb quality. Even after years of rugged use, the Claw feels like brand new.


    The mounting system built into this bag is more than easy to use. The best part is that the mounting system is not bike specific which makes it universal to use with virtually any bike. The straps used are very robust and are positioned perfectly to keep the bag in position even on the worst roads that one can imagine.

    ViaTerra Support:

    I have been saving the best for last. A couple of years back I had a terrible crash and the Claw was damaged at 3-4 places and one of the mounting straps was ripped off. The bag was completely unusable. I contacted ViaTerra for a possible repair of the bag. I was amazed the way Alex and team handled the repair process from beginning to end. The bag was repaired in just 4 days and returned to me in little over a week. It felt completely new out of the factory. Hats off ViaTerra!


    So far, the only point that I found is that with the repair work. The mounting straps had Velcro fasteners at the end to keep the straps from flapping. When the bag came back to me from the repair, the Velcro on the replacement strap was missing but then it’s just nitpicking for the sake of nitpicking 😀 😛

    Kudos to team ViaTerra for such amazing products and an even better customer support behind the scenes. As I have kept on saying, you were and will always be my luggage partner in the coming days of my riding life. Thank you ViaTerra!

  9. 5 out of 5


    Love the build quality of tailbag, looks sturdy. Very convenient shape for mounting on the rear seat.

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Questions and answers of the customers

    What is the best way to pack in these bags for any unwanted behavior from bike? Side pockets first ... Read more
  1. QWhat is the best way to pack in these bags for any unwanted behavior from bike? Side pockets firs...... Read more
    Asked by Jay on March 9, 2021 8:03 PM
    Answered by the admin

    The best way to pack will be to fill out the overhanging base of the main compartment equally on... Read more

  2. Will it fit for R15 v3 ?
  3. QWill it fit for R15 v3 ?
    Asked by vimal.surya234 on December 2, 2020 11:09 PM

    Yes, It can fit the R15 V3 but we would recommend going for the WP Claw Mini considering the nar... Read more

  4. How many liters 40? and any problem it touching pipe on KTM 790 Adventure ?
  5. QHow many liters 40? and any problem it touching pipe on KTM 790 Adventure ?
    Asked by Phil Taylor on January 27, 2020 12:23 AM

    The Claw would not be perfect fit for the Duke 790 adventure due to the wide grab rails, We woul... Read more

  6. Does this fit a Continental GT 650 without additional accessories( Saddle stays etc)? I am confused... Read more
  7. QDoes this fit a Continental GT 650 without additional accessories( Saddle stays etc)? I am confus...... Read more
    Asked by Arnab Mukherji on January 22, 2020 1:21 PM

    Yes, It does fit the Continental GT. Please find the below explanation which would give you an c... Read more

  8. Can this be mounted on Interceptor 650
  9. QCan this be mounted on Interceptor 650
    Asked by Jags on November 27, 2019 7:41 PM

    Yes, It can be mounted on the interceptor 650. If you mostly take short trips and don't pack hea... Read more

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